MacKay and Macdonald bridges closing multiple times this summer

The MacKay Bridge and the Macdonald Bridge in Halifax will undergo several closures to facilitate necessary maintenance and inspections. Halifax Harbour Bridges CEO Tony Wright emphasized that these disruptions are essential for the safety and efficiency of the work, which is vital as the bridges age and require more frequent maintenance.

MacKay Bridge Closure Schedule:

Closure StartClosure End
June 7, 7 p.m.June 10, 5:30 a.m.
June 14, 7 p.m.June 17, 5:30 a.m.
June 21, 7 p.m.June 24, 5:30 a.m.
July 5, 7 p.m.July 8, 5:30 a.m.

Traffic is expected to be heavier than usual, especially on the Macdonald Bridge during these times.

Motorists are encouraged to consider alternate routes, adjust travel times to avoid peak hours, and utilize public transit options where available. Real-time traffic updates can be accessed via the Halifax Harbour Bridges website or the MACPASS app.

Macdonald Bridge Closure Schedule:

Closure StartClosure EndEvent
Aug 16, 7 p.m.Aug 19, 5:30 a.m.Maintenance
May 19, 7:30 a.m.May 19, 2 p.m.Blue Nose Marathon
Aug 4, 8 a.m.Aug 4, 5 p.m.MACPASS Miles and Bridgewalk
Aug 5, 7:30 a.m.Aug 5, NoonNatal Day Parade

Updates on bridge closures will continue to be available through the MACPASS app and on social media platforms managed by Halifax Harbour Bridges, as well as through signage around HRM.

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